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Sunday, March 19, 2006

Despite an early tourney exit, Long has Techsters on right track

Lady Techsters coach Chris Long, in his first year at the reins of the team, and his players -- especially the injured Tasha Williams -- should be commended for their efforts this season.

Although the Techsters were bounced in the first round of the NCAA Tournament for the second straight year Saturday night, Long is helping to restore the program's reputation as a national contender that it had consistently enjoyed under Long's mentor, Hall of Famer Leon Barmore.

Before the loss, the Lady Techsters (26-5) had won 12 straight games, taken the WAC Tournament title and finished the regular season ranked No. 17 in the AP poll. This after preseason prognosticators didn't even have them anywhere on the radar.

With the team's first victory next season, the Techsters will have their 900th win in the program's history and, assuming he doesn't get courted by other schools, Long and his players should see more success for years to come.
See, Tech fans? It's not all about LSU and NSU around here :)

P.S. Attention latechbbb.com forum members: This is not Jimmy Watson (who showed me the "Pedro's an idiot" entry on your Web site) nor did he put me up to this post -- it's that idiot, conceited LSU fan Pedro giving credit where it's due.

And make sure to register for the blog -- Ross did (Hey, Ross! How've you been?). Any and all posts are welcome.


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